Courts & Cases

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An August 2019 file photo of students walk near the Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a district court decision clearing the university of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants. – Charles Krupa/Associated Press

1st Circuit clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions

BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling clearing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian American applicants.
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High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
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Feds will get alleged Chinese spy’s calls

Federal prosecutors got the go-ahead to retain recordings of telephone calls conducted from jail by a man accused of helping the Chinese government recruit intelligence assets in the United States.

Trial Notebook

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Questions remain for ‘special relationship’ claims

During a party at Kevin McCormick’s residence, Chad Crank allegedly hit James McDaniel with a fire poker and shattered a bone in his arm. Crank defaulted in an intentional tort case. McDaniel sued McCormick for negligence based on Section 318 of the Restatement (Second) of Torts, which has been mentioned but not explicitly adopted by the Illinois Supreme Court. On appeal from a judgment for McDaniel, the Illinois Appellate Court — noting “there is some question among the appellate courts as to whether Illinois recognizes the special relationship set forth in Restatement (Second) of Torts Sec. 318” — reversed.

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